[ExI] ChatGPT-4 gets the joke, almost

Giovanni Santostasi gsantostasi at gmail.com
Mon Apr 24 23:46:11 UTC 2023

And still, Gordon claims GPT-4 doesn't understand. So ridiculous. And
notice he praises the engineers because in his superstitious belief, it is
not the machine that is intelligent, it is the engineers that program it,
they have the merit to create something that "mimics" understanding. That
maybe be true but it is completely beyond the point, but any excuse is good
when dealing with cognitive dissonance.


On Mon, Apr 24, 2023 at 4:09 PM Gordon Swobe via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 24, 2023 at 4:46 PM Jason Resch via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> This is the first instance I'm aware of seeing AI show a sense of humor
>> by getting a joke. Thank you for sharing it!
> Sure thing. The developers at OpenAI seem to have made progress on this
> front in version 4.
> Here is a joke of mine that it did not get, but was able to get after I
> informed it that it was a joke:
> Me:  A friend of mine was telling me all about how his girlfriend thought
> she was pregnant. Period. End of story.
> GPT-4: It sounds like your friend and his girlfriend experienced a
> pregnancy scare. These situations can be quite stressful for couples, as
> they often involve uncertainty and important life decisions. It's crucial
> for your friend and his girlfriend to communicate openly about their
> feelings and concerns in order to navigate this situation effectively. They
> might also want to consider discussing their plans for the future, such as
> whether they want to have children, and what steps they could take to
> prevent unintended pregnancies (e.g., using contraception consistently and
> correctly).
> Me: I was telling you a joke and you didn't get it
> .
> GPT-4: Apologies for misunderstanding the context of your statement. As an
> AI language model, I sometimes struggle to recognize sarcasm or humor
> without clear indications. If you have any other questions or topics you'd
> like to discuss, feel free to ask, and I'll do my best to provide a helpful
> response.
> Me: Do you understand why it was funny?
> GPT-4: Upon re-reading your original message, I understand that you were
> attempting to create a humorous situation by using a play on words with
> "period" and "end of story." In this context, "period" can be interpreted
> as both the end of a sentence and a woman's menstrual cycle. By saying
> "period" followed by "end of story," you were implying that the
> girlfriend's period arrived, indicating that she was not pregnant, and that
> this resolved the situation.
> My earlier response did not recognize the humor in your statement, but I
> hope this explanation demonstrates my understanding of the intended joke.
> ---
> GPT-4 is quite ready to be the life of the party, but they are working on
> it. :)
> -gts
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